ZimaBoard CasaOS Factory Recovery


Download the official ZimaBoard CasaOS image

Create an Image Using A USB stick

Prepare in advance

  • Download and install BalenaEtcher on your computer
  • Download the official ZimaBoard CasaOS image

ZimaBoard related preparation.

  • ZimaBoard and power adapter
  • A USB drive (8GB+, The data in it will be cleared)
  • A miniDP to DP/HDMI Adapter (Used to connect to a monitor)
  • A monitor
  • A keyboard
  • A USB hub (Optional, if the USB port is not enough)

Install Using a USB Drive

Open BalenaEtcher

Open Balenaetcher

Select the system image

Choose Image

Select your inserted USB drive

Choose Usb

Click “Flash!”

You may be asked to enter your system password during the process, just enter it and click OK.

Using Balenaetcher Click Flash

Enter you Computer Account And Password

The whole process will take a few minutes, depending on the size of your system image and your USB drive’s read/write speed.

Watting Flash


Remove the USB drive, and you’re ready to go!

ComPlete Creat Usb Driver

Boot from the Installation USB Drive

Connecting the Accessories to ZimaBoard

Connect your USB drive, monitor, keyboard,USB hub(Optional), mouse (Optional), network cable (Recommended) to ZimaBoard.

Connection Diagram

Turn the Power On and Select the Boot Device

Connect power and press F11 continuously.

Start Installation

1. Select your USB drive starting with UEFI in the boot device menu.

Choose Udfi Boot

2. Wait a few minutes

Witting Boot

3. Select the first one

Select mmcblk0

4. Enter y

Installing CasaOS

5. Wait a few minutes

Witting CasaOS installer

6. Select the first one

Select Poweroff

Finish the installation after the countdown!!!!

Video short tutorials

Note:when selecting storage, please take care to select the correct disk

Because operating systems and storage vendors calculate storage space sizes differently, the capacity you see when installing your system is not the same as the hardware capacity. You can tell the difference by the type of disk and the approximate size.
The built-in storage type of the ZimaBoard is eMMC, which may also be recognized as an MMC device in the operating system.

Attention! You may need to modify the boot sequence in BIOS or select the boot device at boot time if you install the OS to an external hard disk.